What does a shotgun plug do?

What does a shotgun plug do?

Magazine plugs A magazine plug, usually made of plastic or wood, is inserted in the tubular magazine and limits the number of shells a shotgun may hold. U.S. federal law requires that a shotgun be limited to a capacity of three (3) shells in total (one in the chamber and two in the…

Can I take plug out of shotgun?

It is not illegal to remove a magazine plug from a shotgun. The plug is not permanent equipment. However, it is illegal to hunt in certain places in certain seasons without the plug in place. It is illegal to HUNT without a plug in most cases.

How long is the plug in a Remington 870?


Features Remington 3 Round Plug Rem 870, 1100, 11-87 19451
Brand Remington Arms
Manufacturer Part Number 19451
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H) 7.00 x 2.86 x 1.25 Inches

How many shells can go in shotgun?

While most hunting shotguns hold between 2 and 5 shells (often 3 shells, to comply with U.S. regulations for migratory bird hunting), riot shotguns can have a magazine tube as long as the barrel, allowing for 6 to 10 shells to be loaded depending on the model, barrel length, and type of shells loaded.

How many shells can be legally chambered in a shotgun?

Pump Action and other manually operated shotguns have no limit on magazine capacity. However, if their magazine is the same as a mag used in a semi automatic shotgun, it may have to be limited. I have an 870 that, with the tube extension and 1 in the chamber, will fit (11) 2 3/4″ shotgun shells, all completely legally.

Do you have to have a plug in your shotgun in Ohio?

You only have to have a plug present in your shotgun when hunting migratory birds i.e. ducks, geese, dove etc. You can only load 3 shells when hunting during deer gun season in your shotgun or rifle but the plug is not required to be present as of this past season.

When to replace the plug on a shotgun?

You rationalize the need of more than three shells on a covey rise or when a gaggle of roosters flush out of a milo field in the hopes that a barrage of gunfire knocks down one bird. Forgetting to replace the plug is a dilemma many hunters face after a long off-season of upland hunting where there are no restrictions to the use of a plug.

When do game wardens check a shotgun plug?

Opening day at least in Kansas seems to bring out the game wardens to check for compliances. One of the first things officers ask is to inspect the shotgun to make sure it has a plug. When that third shell disappears into the magazine tube, a citation is forthcoming.

What kind of plugs do you need for a shotgun?

Most plugs sold are plastic and inexpensive, and advertised as being universal in that they will fit many 12-,16-, and 20-gauges. The image that comes to mind is the green packaged Remington shotgun plug that was a staple in my father’s gun cabinet, shotgun cases, and gun cleaning kits.

Is it illegal to hunt with the plug out of a magazine?

You are correct. It is illegal to hunt with the plug removed or to posses the gun in that condition while hunting. It is not illegal to merely possess it in your own home. It is illegal to hunt with it in that condition, but not illegal to keep it in your house in that condition.